Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail

The Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail in Sterling, VA is a 2-mile loop trail through a 30+ acre section of wetlands on Lowe's Island adjacent to the Potomac River.

photo: The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.

Length: 2.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Lowe's Island
State(s): Virginia
Counties: Loudoun County
Longitude: -77.38748
Latitude: 39.06197

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Description

The Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail in Sterling, VA is a 2-mile loop trail through a 30+ acre section of wetlands on Lowe's Island adjacent to the Potomac River. This trail is a spur of the multi-jurisdictional Potomac Heritage Trail and will eventually include observation platforms interpretive signage and observation wildlife blinds. The wetlands are a unique part of the Potomac that supports a variety of flora and fauna including Bald Eagles.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2004

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Jill Vanden Heuvel
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
47001 Fairway Dr.
Sterling , VA 20165
(703) 450-4655
algonkion@nvrpa.org
http://www.nvrpa.org

 

Photos

The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.

The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.

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